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Apple performs rocket surgery to avoid using open source codecs

In this extraordinarily-geeky-yet-interesting article, @dbloom dissects the new iPhone 5 Design page on Apple.com. Basically, Apple has written some amazing, complex code to auto-play a video of the iPhone screen being unlocked. But they didn’t use a <video> element — they used JSON, JavaScript, and some interesting JPEG images. As explained in the article, there is a […]

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New live streaming app now available for Android

Streaming dev guru Paul Gregoire just launched his new app, Broadcaster, for Android last week, and he’s already been hard at work upgrading it, adding a Pro version. Broadcaster Pro works like Flash Media Live Encoder, but works flawlessly on an Android device. You can now stream FLV or F4V video over RTMP, RTMPT, RTMPS, or […]

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Video encoding guidelines for tablets

Maxim Levkov, Adobe encoding specialist extraordinare (I don’t think that’s his official title) has published another white paper in his series on video encoding optimization. This one goes into depth about encoding for tablets. The focus is on BlackBerry PlayBook, but the recommendations can apply to delivery on any tablet. I edited this one as […]

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Need help calculating encoding settings?

If you have an iPhone or other iOS device, VidBitCalc is for you. Created by Jürgen Kaiser, this handy app will help professional compressionists (or those who want to be) efficiently calculate the right settings for desktops and devices.   VidBitCalc contains: A Bit Budget Calculator: Enter the available disc space, the video duration and the audio bitrate to […]

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Play video on all platforms with JW Player update

Play video on all platforms with JW Player update

For years, Flash Player has been the answer to the question, “how can I be sure everyone can play my video?” But today, with Apple refusing to support Flash Player on iDevices, it’s clear that a 100% Flash solution isn’t enough. The question everyone is asking now is: “how can I be sure everyone (including […]

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Just Starting Out with Web Video?

Want to build a Flash video player and publish video online, WITHOUT the use of custom ActionScript code but not sure where to begin? This tutorial is a great place to start: Publishing Video with the Flash Platform The course explains the video publishing process in distinct projects of increasing complexity. Each project results in […]

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New book decodes video encoding

Jan Ozer, founder of Streaming Media Learning Center, has published a new book: Video Compression for Flash, Apple Devices and HTML5. I recently had the opportunity to attend his encoding workshop at Streaming Media East in NYC, where he shared his wealth of knowledge, research, and real-world experience in video encoding and delivery. Much of what […]

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FMS cross-platform streaming (yes, including iOS)

Yesterday at NAB, Adobe revealed plans (and a working demo) for multi-screen live streaming through Flash Media Server. While no release date was announced, the demo was impressive. Kevin Towes, Senior Product Manager for FMS, demonstrates encoding a single stream in Flash Media Live Encoder, sending it to Flash Media Server, and delivering that stream […]

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New encoding profiles published for Flash video on devices

Adobe has released new encoding profiles for use in Adobe Media Encoder that help you easily target all of the new devices that are now supporting Flash Player 10.1. Learn more: Kevin Towes’ blog: New Encoding Settings for Multiple Screens in AME CS5 Download the profiles: http://bit.ly/9xX0wQ The profiles are broken into three categories: – […]

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Understanding the MOOV atom, once and for all

If you work with H.264 video, and don’t know about the moov atom, your video playback may be suffering. In this newly-published article on the Adobe Developer Connection, authored by Maxim Levkov (and edited by me) the mysteries of moov are revealed. With specific recommendations and guidelines for encoding settings and tweaking for Flash playback, this is a […]

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